Nov 23, 2016


sonya mukherjee.

Publisher Simon &Schuster.
Publication Date: July 26,2016
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|336.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.

Seventeen-year-old conjoined twins Clara and Hailey have lived in the same small town their entire lives—no one stares at them anymore. But there are cracks in their quiet existence, and they’re slowly becoming more apparent.

Clara and Hailey are at a crossroads. Clara wants to stay close to home, avoid all attention, and study the night sky. Hailey wants to travel the world, learn from great artists, and dance with mysterious boys.

As high school graduation approaches, each twin must untangle her dreams from her sister’s, and figure out what it means to be her own person. 

Touching, heartfelt story about two sister’s bond, love and the meaning of a family. I could not put the novel down, I felt as I could follow Clara and Hailey anywhere. There was a part of me that didn’t want book to come to end because I didn’t want to say goodbye. Both Clara and Hailey not only became like friends to me but I had this feeling as if they became part of my family as well. I went on the journey along with them and felt all their struggles along with them. Of course, I wanted to see what the outcome for two of them would be. Would they try to get separated? Or will they end up staying together? Those were the thoughts that I wondered from moment that I picked up the novel. There almost no words how amazed I was by this novel. It was…breathtaking.

I have heard about conjoined twins but never read a book about it. Once I came across GEMINI and read the description I knew that I had read this book. Once I started to read it, I was glad because I was engrossed into story from first page till the last page. I loved the two-different point of view from both Clara and Hailey’s point of view, that way I got to feel and to see what each of the twin was feeling. To me, it seemed that it didn’t bother Hailey as much as it bothered Clara when people stared at them and Clara didn’t like to be noticed. I was surprised that Clara didn’t end up at least try to get them separated, I assumed it’s what she wanted. I was surprised that Hailey didn’t want that, I was sure that she did too. It was not surprise that if anyone could talk Clara out of it, it’s her sister. Clara and Hailey had a special bond, with two of them being so close for 17 years so I can see why Hailey didn’t want to get separated. I knew that if they have each other that they would be all right.

I loved the ending, it was unexpected and even I didn’t see it coming, but it had me smiling and cheering them on as I was one of their friends. It was a perfect ending for such astonishing novel. I loved Alex and fact that he was one of people who didn’t seem to care or let it bother him that they were conjoined twins. That’s not the same feeling that I had about Max, he didn’t turn out way that I assumed he would. SONYA MUKHRJEE debut novel was filled with so much emotion and to me, it was real.

An incredible journey that I will never forget.


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